2.0.7 PDC to NT workstation 4 connection problem

McEldowney, Michael MMcEldowney at deltaregional.com
Wed Jan 17 17:43:02 GMT 2001

I had the same problem with a Win2K box.  The only thing that worked for
me was to manually edit the smbpasswd entry for the machine.  (I copied
the entry to another line, commented out the old one, and edited the
copied line.)  I then replaced all of the letters in the password fields
(the 3rd and 4th fields) with astericks, paying attention to match the
number of asterisks with the number of characters.  Once I did that I
was able to log in without a problem.  In all fairness, it may have been
a coincidence and the machine may have updated itself, as the WS and 2K
machines do weekly.  I haven't had an opportunity to test this on
another one yet.  Let me know if it works!


-----Original Message-----
From: peterc [mailto:peterc at brosystems.com]
Sent: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 10:00 AM
To: samba-ntdom at lists.samba.org
Subject: 2.0.7 PDC to NT workstation 4 connection problem

	I am currently trying to configure samba to be a PDC for my NT
I have followed the HOW-TO and created an smb.conf file

security = user
status = yes
workgroup = idcorp
encrypt password = yes
domain logons = yes
logon script = U%bat
domain admin group = @peterc
guest account = nobody
local master = yes
domain master = yes
prefered master = yes
log level = 3

guest ok = no
read only = no
create mask = 770
directory mask = 770
oplocks = true

path = /usr/local/samba/netlogon
writeable = no
guest ok = no
public = no
browseable = no

path = /users/home
browseable = yes
writeable = yes
guest ok = no

I have created the machine account and joined the domain ok.

I have created a user and password

however when I attempt to log in I am told that I cannot login to the
as the system
account for the computer does not exist or the password is wrong

however if I log in to the local machine I can then go to my PDC and
the files
by typing in the passwd that is refused by the PDC as a network login.

has anyone else seem this problem before ?

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